Hiv articles dating 2016 2016
How will you react if notified that your sexual partner has tested HIV positive, and you also need to be tested?Apparently, reaching out to partners of people diagnosed with HIV, informing them that they may have been exposed to the virus and they also need to be tested, works well in Kenya.Despite its demonstrable contribution, far less attention has been given to prevention of unintended pregnancy as a strategy to PMTCT. To determine the level and contributing factors of unmet need for contraception among HIV-positive women in the ART clinic of Saint Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC). A facility based cross-sectional study was conducted from 1 September 2016 to 30 November 2016.An exit interview of sampled women enrolled at ART clinic of SPHMMC was done using structured and pretested questionnaire.Descriptive, bivariate, and multivariate methods were used to analyze the level of unmet need and its contributing factors. The overall unmet need for contraception was 25.1%.The most common reasons for nonuse were related to perceived low risk of pregnancy.The study also shows broader demand for contraception and the need for new strategies to address the contraceptive needs among HIV-positive clients.
The study finds that men flock clinics in higher numbers when informed their female sexual partner has tested positive.
The study is a secondary analysis of data of the Assisted Partner Service trial conducted in Kenya in 2015, says Dr Peter Cherutich, an HIV researcher who took part in the study.